Travel and Hotel Logistics for the Summit in Providence

providence skylineThe Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy summit in Providence, Rhode Island will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings.  The summit will start at 8am on Monday, May 16 and go until 3pm on Tuesday, May 17. It is recommended that team members arrive the night before (Sunday, May 15), so the entire team is present and ready for the early morning start time on Monday, May 16. The agenda is scheduled to allow team members to leave directly after the summit ends on Tuesday, and hopefully be back home that evening. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days as well as a reception with heavy appetizers on the evening of Monday, May 16.


The The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings is the host hotel of the Envisioning the Future: Allies in Self-Advocacy summit in Providence, Rhode Island.

Address: 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

Telephone Number: 401-732-6000

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings is located by the Providence Airport.  Click on the map to view Google Map of hotel location.


Deadline for hotel reservations: Friday, April 22 by 5pm

Room rate: $109/night
Nights available: Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16 (checking out Tuesday, may 17)

  • Reserve a room online by clicking here. The left-hand side of the page has a space to type in the group reservation code which is “AUC”.  This will allow you to reserve a rooms at the negotiated rate of $109. Enter your arrival and departure dates and check availability.

hotel reservations

  • Reserve a room by phone: Call 1-800-227-6963 and ask to reserve a room for the “Self-Advocacy Summit” at The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick, Rhode Island.
  • If you are reserving an ADA room please call the hotel directly to reserve your room at 401-732-6000.  Often times hotel staff are not aware of the different “levels” or types of rooms. Please be specific with what

If you have questions or encounter problems in booking with the hotel, please first contact your state team leader. If the team lead still encounters problems, he or she can contact Hillary Spears at AUCD at or 301-588-8252.



The main telephone number for the T.F. Green International Airport is: (888) 268-7222 (Voice). Do not call the airport regarding tickets, luggage restrictions, travel visa requirements, flight arrival or departure times, or any other issue which should be taken up with the particular airline with which you intend to travel. In these cases and for accessibility accommodations, contact your airline directly. Most airline websites are linked to from the main terminal map page on this website.

Free Shuttle Van  Service to Hotel

  • The free hotel shuttle van comes by upon request.   If you need a shuttle van , call the hotel at 401-732-6000.  The shuttle van  typically takes 10 minutes to arrive to the airport after a request.  The shuttle vans are NOT wheelchair accessible.

Accessible TransportationRIde Program

  • Rhode Island does not have accessible taxi cab services, however they do have a reciprocal ADA eligibility agreement with anyone visiting the state who currently is receiving para-transit services in their own state.  In order to use Rhode Island’s para transit services you need to have your local/state para-transit authority fax your eligibility to the “Ride Program” at 401-461-8210.  To make reservations please call 401-461-9760 as soon as possible to make sure there is availability at the time you need.  If you have any questions or concerns you can contact your local para-transit authority or the Rhode Island ADA Coordinator at 401-841-8444. 

Taxi Services

  • Taxi service is available from the T.F. Green International Airport to The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings. Taxis are available on demand (no reservation required) in the ground transportation area of the terminal. If you have questions regarding ground transportation please call 401-737-2868.


About Providence, RI Providence

The area which is now Providence was first settled in June 1636 by Roger Williams, and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies of the United States.  Once nicknamed the “Beehive of Industry”, Providence began rebranding itself as the “Creative Capital” in 2009 to emphasize its educational resources and arts community.  Providence also shares Rhode Island’s affinity for coffee, as the former has the most coffee/doughnut shops per capita of any city in the country.
Providence enjoys a climate of around 60⁰F in May.